3 Turkish security officials die in anti-terror operation

One Turkish soldier and two police officers die during clashes with PKK terrorists in district of Cizre in Turkey's southeastern Sirnak Province

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

A Turkish soldier patrols a street of a neighborhood that was damaged by PKK terrorists during a counter-terrorism operation against the PKK terrorist organisation in Turkey's southeastern Sirnak Province's Cizre District on January 2.

One soldier and two police officers died on Sunday during an anti-terror operation against PKK terrorists in the southeastern Cizre District of Turkey's Sirnak Province. They were severely wounded in Reyhan street in the neighbourhood of Cudi.

The soldier and police officers died in Cizre State Hospital despite all medical efforts. The anti-terror operation was launched to fill holes dug by the terrorists, remove barricades, disarm bomb traps and clear the area of terrorists in neighbourhoods in Cizre District.

PKK terror attacks have killed more than 200 security officers in Turkey since the group’s umbrella organisation, the KCK, unilaterally ended a two-and-a-half-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11 and threatened Turkey with attacks.

Turkish security forces launched a comprehensive anti-terror operation in mid-December of 2015 against the PKK terrorist organisation in the provinces of Diyarbakir, Sirnak and Mardin.

Within the scope of the operations, curfews in towns and cities across Turkey's southeastern provinces have become a regular occurrence to ensure the security of citizens during clashes between security forces and PKK terrorists.

TRTWorld, AA